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Curcumin Found to Curb Diabetes Risk
Posted: Monday, August 06, 2012
A new small clinical trial suggests that supplements containing curcumin, a compound in the curry spice turmeric, may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk.

Antioxidant Spices Reduce Negative Effects of High-Fat Meals by 30 Percent
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2011
Eating a diet rich in spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body's negative responses to eating high-fat meals, according to Penn State researchers.

Ginseng Does Not Improve Blood Sugars
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011
Swallowing ginseng root extract has no effect on blood sugar regulation among people with diabetes or prediabetic symptoms, a new study concludes.

Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect against Heart Disease in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists from the Deptartment of Biological Science and Technology, China Medical University, Taiwan, have concluded in a new study. The report also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Cinnamon Might Help Reduce Risk Factors for Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
A study led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that a water soluble extract of cinnamon, which contains antioxidative compounds, could help reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease.

Vinegar Decreases Postprandial Hyperglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Two tablespoons of vinegar could be easily used as a complementary food (e.g., in a salad dressing) to reduce hyperglycemia.

Olive Oil Compound Protects Against Heart Disease
Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Already known to have general antioxidant properties, a specific antioxidant compound within olive oil has recently been identified, that may explain why people whose diets are high in olive oil have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Cinnamon Dose-Dependently Reduces Insulin Concentration
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The ingestion of 3 g of cinnamon reduces serum insulin levels after mealtime and increases the concentration of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a gastrointestinal hormone that has been shown to delay gastric emptying and minimize the feeling of hunger after eating.

Chili Pepper Component Relieves Pain
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Contrary to standard reactions of heat or discomfort, a team of researchers has found direct evidence that chili peppers may have anti-pain properties. Specifically it was found that capsaicin, a particular component found in chili peppers, helps reduce pain by binding to the lipid PIP2.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Antioxidants Help Fight Against Breast Cancer
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009
Certain antioxidants within extra virgin olive oil may contain properties that help fight against breast cancer, according to a recently published study.

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